Subject: Clipping external references

When you attach a drawing as an external reference, all of the referenced drawing displays in the current drawing. However, after you attach an external reference, you can define a clipping boundary that determines which portion of the referenced draw­ing is visible or hidden.

You can edit, move, or copy clipped external references the same way you modify unclipped external references. The boundary moves with the reference. If an external reference contains nested clipped external references, they also appear clipped in the drawing.

In addition to clipping external references, you can also partially hide blocks using clipping boundaries.

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Adding clipping boundaries

Turning clipping boundaries on and off

Deleting clipping boundaries

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